Sara ISHANTURAEVA, USSR Actress. Popular Artist of USSR since 1951; actress, Uzbek Khamza Academy Drama Theater, since 1927; member, Committee Lenin Prizes for Literature and Art, USSR Council of Ministers, since 1960; candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party Uzbekistan, since 1960. Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals; Stalin Prize, 1949. Member, Communist Party, since 1942.
1936 played Ophelia in Shakespeare's “Hamlet” at Moscow during Uzbek Theater tour. Roles: Katerina and Larisa in Ostrovsky’s “Groza” (The Thunderstorm) and “Bespridannitsa” (Bride Without a Dowry). Desdemona in Shakespeare's “Othello”.
Dzhamaliya in Khamza Khakim-zade’s “The Bai and the Farmhand”. Guli in Uygun and Sultanov’s “Alisher Navoi". Shebunina in Lavrenev’s “Za tekh kto v more!” (For Those at Sea!).
Onakhon in Yashen’s “Honor and Love”, etc. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1946, 1950, 1954 and 1958 convocation. 1958 member, USSR Supreme Soviet delegation to India.
1957 Director, Khamza Academy Drama Theater.